Art Professor Releases New Album of Music

Assistant Professor Holland Hopson, who works in visual and sound media, published a new album, Sky Sparrow Snow, a collection of original songs merging old-time Appalachian banjo with ambient electronics. He writes that the works are “largely documents of live performances, with only minimal edits and overdubs” and are available on Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming services. Hopson was featured on the New York City cable access television program “Composer’s Voice,” with an interview and two performances of his work. Holland’s piece, “A Long Line of Clouds Just Above the Trees,” was performed by the violin duo Miolina (Lynn Bechtold and Mioi Takeda) and his work, “Snakeskin (Verso),” was performed by cellist Craig Hultgren. In addition, a work of Hopson’s is also included in the new album, “compassion: a compilation for human rights,” released by Petal Motel as a benefit for the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Hopson had a visual work juried into the 38th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, a biennial graphic exhibition at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, open now through March 31. Hopson also has work in INFOBAHN – Associate Artist Alumni Exhibition, a show of printed works on paper and digital media, at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, now through May 13. His website is here.

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